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is the varying proportion   of the small to the large intestine.
As a general rule  the former is  very considerably longer than

FIG. 41.—Different forma of the stomach in Mammals. A» Bog ; B, Mus decumanusj
C, JMus musculus; D, Weasel j E» scheme of the Ruminant stomach, the arrow
with the dotted line showing the course taken bj the food ; F, Human stomach.
a, Minor cxirvature ; 5, niajor curvature ; c, cardiac end. Or, Camel j H,
acitZeata,. Ontce,, Major curvature ; Cfmi, minor curvature. I» Mradypti* tridactylus.
Die, Duodenum ; Ml^ coecal diverticttliim j **» outgi'pwfchs of duodenum ; "f, re-
ticulum ; "ft, rumen. A (in B and (3-), Ahomasum j; Oa^ cardiac division ; O,
psaltermm ; 0/er, oesophagus ; P, pylcsrus ; JK. (to the right in B and to the left in 0),
rumen ; R (to the left in E and to the right ia ®), reticulum ; Sc, cardiac
division; &pf pyloric division j WZ^ water-cells. (Krom Wiedersheim's Own-
parattve Anatomy.}
the latter; in JParadoxurv^s, for instance, tli6 small intestine
may be fifteen times the length of the large. The excess of
length of one section over the other is not generally so marked